Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies' current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

  1. Bachelor of Science degree from an engineering program in Environmental, Chemical, Civil, or Geological Engineering. Students holding a B.S. degree in other engineering disciplines or in a science field may be admitted to Qualified Status with an obligation to acquire background undergraduate engineering knowledge. The exact requirements will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  2. An overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75, or 3.00 for the last two years.
  3. Graduate Record Examination General Test for applicants from non-ABET accredited programs.
  4. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Degree Requirements

Thesis Option

Students seeking the Master of Science degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies' as well as particular requirements set forth by the Environmental Engineering Program.

  1. A minimum of 30 semester credits, including the credits granted for the thesis and research leading to the thesis.
  2. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  3. A maximum of eight semester credits may be transferred from another institution.
  4. A minimum of 21 credits of coursework selected in collaboration with the student’s advisor and approved by the program’s graduate director.
  5. A thesis documenting research on a topic related to environmental engineering.
  6. A formal defense of the student's research.

Non-Thesis Option

Students seeking the Master of Science degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies' as well as particular requirements set forth by the Environmental Engineering Program.

  1. A minimum of 32 semester credits, including the credits granted for the independent study project.
  2. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  3. A maximum of eight semester credits may be transferred from another institution.
  4. A minimum of 24 credits of coursework selected in collaboration with the student’s advisor and approved by the program’s graduate director.
  5. Preparation of a written independent study report approved by the faculty advisor.
  6. A formal defense of the student's independent study.

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